The Queen Frumps Online

August 27, 2006


Everyone is familiar with the story of the car crash that took Princess Diana from the world, leaving a hole in our hearts and several pages of the The National Enquirer. (If you aren't familiar, listen to the Elton John song. You'll get the drift.) While moral weaklings debated the ethics of depicting the event in film or possibly Lifetime movie, filmmaker Stephen Frears has frearlessly dodged the issue by making a movie of the much more boring story of how Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister Tony Blair worked together to reach a compromise regarding publicly dealing with Diana's death. The film is titled, appropriately enough, The Queen, with Helen Mirren in the title role, and the trailer is now online. Worth watching if only for Mirren's performance of Fat Bottom Girls.


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